Just when I thought I was out of things to talk about…
I received an e-mail from an agent who would like to read my first 3 chapters…excellent, no problem. AND…he’d like to read my synopsis.
My what? Huh? Come again? I didn’t know I needed one of those–now I have to hack one together in the span of hours…(although, that’s for your eyes only…I’m really trying not to come off as a total incompetent moron to the professionals)
Just when I thought I’d figured out this whole “application for representation” process, a curve ball flies in from the left and gladly knocks me on my ass. Amazing.
I have to do it. I have no choice in the matter, I have to write a synopsis. As of now I can look back at everything–all my misadventures and false starts and novelly green ideals–and say, at least I tried. I’ve not let one opportunity slip through my fingers, and I’ve learned from everything. I put in the time, energy and heart. I made the most of it, albeit clumsy at best.
And now, I’m staring down something I literally have NO idea how to do. I’ve written my fair share of synopsis’ in my day (but when I say “my day” I mean school…a place I have attended in over ten years!). And this one isn’t for a grade…it’s for something way more sacred. No pressure, though.
So…author friends…how do I do this? I wrote the book, I know it–pretty gosh darn well–but to sum it up in 3-5 pages? I’m lost. Help a girl out. Please & thank you!
I figured it out. I locked myself in my home office for an hour and got down to the brass tacks of the story. Whether it works or not, I certainly hope so, but only time will tell.